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The Courtauld Institute of Art

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London

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September 30, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

“I wish Giovanni would kiss me,” is the first line of Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 book, Eat, Pray, Love. This book was later adapted to the big screen, with Julia Roberts as th...

September 30, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

I was, admittedly, a little nervous to write this piece concerning the Barca Nostra (Our Boat) at the Venice Biennale. Firstly, because I have never been to the Venice Biennale,...

September 30, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

Let’s be honest, I barely remember that trip to Venice in October of 2009. I tell myself that it’s because it was a quick four-day holiday. I guess my family needed a few days to disconnec...

September 28, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

"In every home, someone is playing a musical instrument or singing. There is music everywhere." – Anon, Seventeenth Century 

It is very hard to walk along the narrow alleys o...

September 28, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

To call Venice a city of ghosts is painfully cliché. But what isn’t cliché about the famous floating city – La Serenissima, the ‘most serene’ city? As literature’s love affair with Ve...

September 26, 2019

This article was previously published in the special edition, VENICE (July 2019).

This year has seen Malaysia grace the Venice Biennale for the first time. As a Malaysian who has spent a long time away from home, the news came as a pleasant surprise....

August 20, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Stranded in the North Atlantic and battered by harsh winds and volcanic eruptions, the bleak shores of Iceland loom large in contemporary crime fiction. Despite its diminutive population, which is...

August 17, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Illustration by Grace MacKeith

London, the city we live in, is found in perpetual movement and chaos. With sometimes too much, and never too little to do, a state of constant stress can arise. Nothi...

August 13, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Islands have occupied much of my research interests since taking up Dr Emily Mann’s second-year undergraduate course: ‘Competing Ventures, Contested Visions: Constructing European Empires in the Ea...

August 12, 2019

This article was previously published in Issue 20, ISLANDS (March 2019).

Mahayana Buddhism teaches of six realms of corporeal existence, all of which hold their own vices. The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, adjacent to Hell, holds those consumed by their desires. They trav...

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